InterServer Hosting Review – Cheapest Web Hosting Provider?
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Description: In this InterServer review, I will cover some of the important things that you need to know before considering InterServer as your web host. I will analyze its security, plans and prices, performance, customer support, and ease of use. InterServer is a not-so-well-known name in the web hosting industry, but what makes it
Surprising is that InterServer has been in business for almost 23 years. On its website, it states that 70% of its customers are migrations from other hosts. Therefore, there must be some reason for that. Let’s take a closer look at Interserver and see whether it’s the right web host for you. Plans and Pricing
InterServer owns and operates its own data centers, where it offers all kinds of hosting such as web hosting, cloud VPS, colocation hosting, dedicated servers, and data storage servers. InterServer offers 3 shared hosting packages- standard web hosting, boost 2, and boost 4.
The standard web hosting starts at a staggeringly low price of $2.50 for the first month and will renew at $7 thereafter. It’s best to pick InterServer with 1-year in-advance payment. This way, you will be charged $30 for the 1st year and $84 from the next year onwards.
In the description, I have provided the link and the coupon code by which you can sign up with Interserver at 1 Cent for the first month. InterServer is still the cheapest option when compared to other hosting providers. Moreover, you won’t have to worry about future price increases.
This means even if the prices of these plans go up in the future, the price lock guarantee assures you that, you’ll be paying the same price you signed up for with Interserver throughout your life without any price increases.
However, with more expensive plans like boost 2 and boost 4, you’ll get more server resources such as CPU cores and RAM. All 3 shared hosting packages come with the same features like unlimited websites, unlimited storage space, unlimited data transfer, unlimited email accounts, and a 30-day money-back guarantee
If you are not satisfied with the service. That’s not all, you also get additional features and server resources like Cloudflare CDN, free SSL certificates, Intershield security, weekly automatic backups, free website migration, and Inter-insurance that almost seem unreal at such an affordable price. Performance
Interserver shows very reliable 99.99% uptime and quite an impressive website loading time. Multiple speed tests and stress tests were performed on it. The loading time of an inter server’s empty WordPress website is quite good. When tested from the United States (where my website is hosted), it loaded in 0.4s.
Google recommends a page loading time of 2.5 seconds or less. Well, 0.4 seconds is excellent. Other locations from where it was tested were London where it loaded in 0.5s and in Mumbai where it loaded in 1.3 seconds.
The website takes more time to load in these places because they are far away from the data center. After setting up an actual website, I ran the GTMetrix test from all three locations. The website loaded in 0.9 seconds in the United States and London and, in 1.7 seconds in Mumbai.
It still loaded within 2.5 seconds of Google’s recommended page loading time. That’s pretty much faster than most of the $10 or $15 web hosting providers that I’ve tested. The company operates its own data centers in two locations in the US instead of rented servers.
This allows the provider to utilize only 50% of the server capacity instead of squeezing the servers with additional users to reduce costs. As a result, you get more faster and reliable service from the provider. But, that’s not all, I sent 50 virtual users using K6 software to my website to see how
InterServer handles the users on my website. 50 visitors were a little too much for my cheap shared hosting plan. The blue line represents speed, the red line represents HTTP failures and the purple line shows requests. Ideally, the blue line should be flat, and the red line would not be there at all.
However, in my case, InterServer was having no difficulties in supporting all the traffic and it kept my website online even under pressure. So all in all, I found inter server’s performance quite good for the shared hosting plan as
It kept my website live with great speed and was able to handle quite a lot of traffic during the tests. Security Regarding security, when you purchase a plan, an SSL certificate is included for free. InterServer offers a bit more security features than other providers, which are more popular and more expensive.
You get access to InterShield Security for free when you purchase an InterServer plan. It includes four tools that block web attacks, an automatic virus scanner, a machine learning firewall, and an in-house malware database. You also get Inter-Insurance as a free package with every plan.
This service is for those who have their websites infected or hacked. InterServer investigates the issue for you, restores your website, and tries to prevent the issue from arising in the future. This service is also offered to new customers during the migration process.
That’s not all, you also get weekly backups and a Cloudflare CDN integration for global content delivery and extra protection. InterServer Customer Support InterServer offers four different support channels in case you need assistance. Support is available 24/7 through live chat, Facebook chat, email, and support tickets.
The company also provides support through phone in the US, UK, Israel, Brazil, and Mexico. Additionally, there is an extensive knowledge base containing articles, guides, and tutorials. Ease of Use When you buy a domain, it’s automatically activated, and the SSL certificates are already installed in InterServer.
Also, WordPress, or any other content management system, is extremely easy to be installed. Simply use the Softaculous installer located in cPanel. By the way, InterServer uses cPanel. Nowadays only a few web hosting companies offer cPanel. As cPanel gained popularity, its prices rose exponentially. However, InterServer still offers cPanel.
We found the interface to be clean, minimalistic, and easy to navigate, but it wasn’t quite appealing as others we’ve seen. It still has that old-school appearance. Despite its outdated appearance, it is still easy to use Verdict If you need to host multiple domains, InterServer is a no-brainer.
An affordable basic plan with lots of room to grow is just what emerging blogs and businesses need. With the interserver’s Standard plan, you can host as many small websites as you want. It also has options to upgrade for when your site gets popular.
No doubt, InterServer is one of the best hosting companies out there. It’s easy to use, reliable, and affordable. A lack of an updated interface, for instance, is one of its shortcomings. If you’re not a fan of that or simply need something different, then you may choose another
Hosting company or else, InterServer would meet all your needs. If you are planning to host your website with InterServer then do check out the links in the description, and get one month of hosting by paying just one cent. Also, do share your experience with InterServer.
If you have any questions about this provider, please leave them in the comments section below, and I’ll try to answer all of them. Hope to see you all in the next video.
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